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    "My name is Lou Vincent and I am a cheat."

    Surprised no one has posted about this yet but Lou Vincent has released a statement admitting to match fixing.

    A real disappointing sad story. He always struck me as a great individual who loved every aspect of cricket and was one of my favourite cricketers.

    A shame this statement was released today when all the talk in the media should be around the Black Caps superb series win over the West Indies.

    FULL STATEMENT FROM LOU VINCENT

    My name is Lou Vincent and I am a cheat.
    I have abused my position as a professional sportsman on a number of occasions by choosing to accept money through fixing.
    I have lived with this dark secret for many years, but just months ago I reached the point where I decided I had to come forward and tell the truth.
    It's a truth that has rightly caused uproar and controversy in New Zealand and around the world.
    I have shamed my country. I have shamed my sport. I have shamed those close to me. For that I am not proud.
    I lost faith in myself and the game. I abused the game I love. I had to put things right.
    Speaking out. Exposing the truth. Laying bare the things I have done wrong is the only way I can find to begin to put things right.
    The time has come for me to now face them like a man and accept the consequences, whatever they may be.
    I could not live with my wrongdoing any longer, and after meeting my future wife Susie, after learning what unconditional love really is, I felt strong enough to tell her what I'd done, and she has helped me take the painful steps to telling my parents, my wider family and then the authorities.
    I am proud of those I love. Especially my immediate family and friends. Their strength, support and forgiveness has enabled me to address some deep and uncomfortable issues in my life.
    I can finally look my children in the eyes and tell them that honesty is the best policy, even if it feels like the hardest of things to do at times.
    I now believe in myself as a person again and do not wake up every morning hating myself.
    Today is the day I offer my deepest apologies to the public and cricketing world, to the loyal fans, to the dedicated coaches, staff and all players past and present.
    I apologise to and thank the ACSU for their help and support, which is out there for all players and it has helped me a great deal. Chris Morris and his legal team, and all associations that have handled this sensitive situation with professionalism and respect.
    The people who know me know I am vulnerable. But they also know I am not stupid and that I know what is right and what is wrong.
    I do suffer from depression but it is absolutely no reason or excuse for all I have done wrong.
    I used to think mistakes were the actions of bad people. I now know even good people can make the worst of mistakes. My Actions ,I will regret for the rest of my life.
    For sport to prosper, it is up to the players to police the game, because they are the ones that will ultimately lose out if they allow themselves to be used as pawns to make money.
    No one should ever be put in that position. And no one should ever allow themselves to forget what sport is about and let money rule their decisions.
    The decisions I made were wrong. Players must be better than that. Above reproach. For the fans. For the sport.
    For the first time in a very long time I feel positive about the future because I am finally becoming the man I wanted to be. I have to face up to my wrongs to make them right.
    I have kept my head down for too long now. This is my time to man up to my mistakes and today I can stand with a better conscience because I know I'm doing the right thing.
    It is entirely my fault that I will never be able to stand in front of a game again. It is entirely my fault that I will not be able to apply my skills in a positive way to help future cricketers.
    But it is entirely possible that I can use this moment to convince others not to be tempted by wrongdoing. To do the right thing for themselves, for their families and friends, and for the sport they love.
    I accept my punishment and I thank you for listening to my statement today.
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    remains to be seen whether he is smarter than a 5th grader though
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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Surprised no one has posted about this yet but Lou Vincent has released a statement admitting to match fixing.

    A real disappointing sad story. He always struck me as a great individual who loved every aspect of cricket and was one of my favourite cricketers.

    A shame this statement was released today when all the talk in the media should be around the Black Caps superb series win over the West Indies.
    .............. and I'm a bit short of cash so looking for a substantial advance from a major publisher for my autobiography - ghost writer will need some experience of writing fiction
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    A little bit of attention seeking in my view - the story has practically been dead and buried for the last little while, with the last news being a defiant Cairns issuing a full statement declaring his honesty and labeling Vincent dishonest.


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    Nice day for him to release this, main article of NZ news sites instead of us winning a test series overseas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GGG View Post
    Nice day for him to release this, main article of NZ news sites instead of us winning a test series overseas.
    Exactly my reaction too. On the back page of the sports news the top headline is about Vincent and underneath a picture and story of the Black Caps victory. Nice way to steal their thunder and tarnish things again.
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    Another Hansie Cronje like apology. It looks so bad, these apologies and taking the responsibility talk after doing all this ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ankitj View Post
    Another Hansie Cronje like apology. It looks so bad, these apologies and taking the responsibility talk after doing all this ****.
    Did you hear the radio interview? Cronje was a ring leader; Vincent wasn't. Vincent claims he never received any substantial money from match fixing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan19 View Post
    Did you hear the radio interview? Cronje was a ring leader; Vincent wasn't. Vincent claims he never received any substantial money from match fixing.
    Just watched the tv3 interview on the program 3rd Degree. I just ended up feeling really sorry for him, he seems genuine, down to earth and vulnerable. It was particularly sad seeing clips of him scoring a ton, opening the batting on test debut at the WACA against Lee, McGrath & co. So much ability.

    Hopefully some of the others involved get taken down too, but I'm not holding my breath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan19 View Post
    Did you hear the radio interview? Cronje was a ring leader; Vincent wasn't. Vincent claims he never received any substantial money from match fixing.
    Quote Originally Posted by jcas0167 View Post
    Just watched the tv3 interview on the program 3rd Degree. I just ended up feeling really sorry for him, he seems genuine, down to earth and vulnerable. It was particularly sad seeing clips of him scoring a ton, opening the batting on test debut at the WACA against Lee, McGrath & co.
    Boo ****ing hoo. He's manipulating you ffs. He's the lowest of the low and I wouldn't piss on him if he was on fire.
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    I can easily believe he wasn't the ringleader. But of course that doesn't excuse him at all for going along with it.

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    It takes guts to come out and admit you are wrong. I respect him for that and also feel sorry for him.
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    Yeah, look, it gives me a pain deep inside my uterus to admit it, but it's Ajmal until such time as we get a working throwing law again.
    Never in a million years would I have thought Brumby to admit this!!!!!!

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    What a ****ing loser.
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    Feel sorry for him overall but don't forgive the fixing. I'm probably his biggest fan on the forum despite this, and I just hope he can get on with his life. The type of person he is, he'll beat himself up over it for the rest of his life.
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